Category: This Month in Coal

American Resources Purchases Cambrian Assets

American Resources Corp. has been named the primary bidder for certain assets offered for sale through the bankruptcy proceedings of Cambrian Holding Co. Inc. Under the proposal, American Resources would acquire all assets and...

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Byerwen Coal Hosts Opening Ceremony

The Byerwen coal mine in Queensland, Australia, owned by QCoal Pty. Ltd. (85%) and JFE Steel (15%) held an opening ceremony, attended by government representatives and customers, to mark the commencement of hard coking coal...

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Minergy Moves Forward With Masama Project

Botswana-based Minergy Ltd., which owns the 390-million-metric-ton (mt) Masama Coal Project in the Mmambula Coalfield, provided an update on the status of the project, reporting that is has moved more than 2.2 million m3 of...

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Thiess Wins $1.3B Curragh Extension

Thiess has been awarded a six-year A$1.3 billion contract extension by Coronado Global Resources Inc to provide mining services at the Curragh mine in Queensland, Australia. Under the extension, Thiess will continue to provide...

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AQC Gets Approval to Restart Dartbrook

Australian Pacific Coal Ltd. (AQC) has received approval from the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) relating to some elements of its application to modify the consent for the Dartbrook coal mine (MOD 7). The approval,...

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NTEC Acquires 3 Coal Mines in Powder River Basin

Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) has purchased nearly all of the assets of Cloud Peak Energy (CPE), which recently filed for bankruptcy. CPE’s primary assets include the Spring Creek mine in Montana, and the Antelope mine...

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Peabody Proceeds With Re-entry of North Goonyella

Peabody Energy has commenced re-entry of Zone 1 of the North Goonyella mine in Moranbah in consultation with the Queensland Mine Inspectorate. This is part of a comprehensive, phased re-ventilation and safe re-entry plan for the...

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Anglo Approves Aquila Project

Anglo American Board of Directors approved the Aquila project to extend the life of the Capcoal underground (Grasstree mine) hard-coking coal operations in Queensland, Australia, by six years, to 2028. With an expected...

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Blackjewel Becomes Latest PRB Casualty

by Jennifer Jensen, Associate Editor After filing for bankruptcy on July 1, Blackjewel LLC has received approval for the sales of most of its mines. “The company believes the proposed transactions generate the maximum value...

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EPA Finalizes ACE Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which will replace former President Barack Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The new rule “restores the rule of law...

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Adani Can Begin Construction on Carmichael Mine

On June 13, the Queensland government gave the final environmental approval of Adani’s Carmichael mine in Central Queensland. The project, which has been in the planning stages for eight years, can now begin construction. The...

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